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London Stock Exchange welcomes HANetf celebrating the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF

HANetf are delighted to announce the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF (LSE ticker: IBUY) on London Stock Exchange platform today.

The fund seeks to provide exposure to the rapidly growing online e-commerce market as competitive pricing, shopping convenience, greater product

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Caerus Mineral Resources to the Main Market

This morning, London Stock Exchange is pleased to welcome Caerus Mineral Resources as it begins trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CMRS”, having completed a £2.25 million raise. 

Caerus is the first mining company to list on the Main Market this year and provides the Market with exposure to the burgeoning energy metals space in Europe.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods plc to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CBX” after it raised gross proceeds of £13 million through a 13 times oversubscribed IPO.

Cellular will be the first pure-play biosynthetic cannabinoids consumer products company to list on London Stock Exchange, providing the investor community with a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals Inc. to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals, a mineral exploration and development company focused on its mining projects in Cornwall, United Kingdom, to the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) under the ticker “CUSN” after it raised gross proceeds of £8.2 million through an oversubscribed placing.

A discovery of near-surface, high grade copper–tin mineralisation at the Company’s

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Darktrace to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Darktrace plc, the UK-based, leading autonomous cyber security AI company, has today reached a major milestone in its trajectory of rapid growth as it is admitted to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List. It is trading on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange, having raised gross proceeds of £165m via a global share offer.  At the placing price of 250p per share, the company

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Wickes Group plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Wickes Group plc (“Wickes” or “the Group”) to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange. 

This follows the de-merger of the Group from Travis Perkins plc. No new funds have been raised. Wickes’s ticker is WIX.L and its free float is 100%.

Significant shareholders incl

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Eduardo Guardia, Finance Minister, Government of Brazil

To mark the opening of the 3rd UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue, Robert Barnes, Global Head of Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group was joined today by Eduardo Guardia, Brazil’s Finance Minister; John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury; H.E. Eduardo dos Santos, Brazil’s Ambassador to the UK; and H.E. Vijay Rangarajan, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Brazil, to open trading

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ICBC London branch lists $1.58bn Equivalent Green Bond on London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) welcomes the listing of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China London Branch’s (ICBC London Branch) US$1.58 billion equivalent green bond on its International Securities Market (ISM) and green bond segment. The green bond, part of ICBC’s $10 billion MTN programme, is the largest ever green bond listing on London Stock Exchange and the first Chinese issuance

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Plus500 to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Plus500 Ltd., a leading online service provider for trading CFDs internationally.

Plus500 Ltd. is a fast-growing online provider of Contracts for Difference ("CFDs"). Plus500 has developed and operates an online trading platform for individual customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 2,200 different underlying global financial

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Landmark bond issue from IFC

London Stock Exchange welcomes the listing of the world’s first ever international Uzbek Soum- denominated bonds to its Main Market. The landmark bond issuance from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, paves the way for the opening of the global Samarkand bond market to support financing of companies from Uzbekistan while raising the profile of the Uzbek Soum internationally.


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London Stock Exchange welcomes The Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President of COP23 to celebrate Fiji's landmark sovereign green bond

London Stock Exchange Group today welcomed Fiji’s first international green bond to start trading on the green bond segment of its International Securities Market (ISM). The dual-tranche green bond transaction includes a FJ$20 million ($10 million equivalent) tranche which will mature in 2022 at a yield of 4 percent, and FJ40 million ($20 million equivalent) tranche to mature in 2030 at a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes City of Malmö Green Bond

Today London Stock Exchange welcomed the City of Malmö's Green Bond. 

Malmö is the growth centre of southern Sweden offering access to 3.9 million regional consumers, as well as acting as a gateway to Scandinavia. It is a great place to live, work and do business in. City of Malmö is the third largest municipality in Sweden and with over 330,000 citizens and growing rapidly.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Tideway celebrating its Green Bond issuance

London Stock Exchange today welcomed Tideway, the company building the Thames Tideway Tunnel, to mark it being the largest corporate issuer of Green Bonds in sterling after it priced a CPI-linked Green Bond with asset manager M&G Investments last November.

The £200 million private placement builds on the success of Tideway's first UK public Green Bond with both transactions,

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Pt Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (Wika) to celebrate its inaugural Komodo Bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomes PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA), to celebrate the successful issuance of its first Komodo on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market (ISM).

WIKA successfully issued a three year dated Komodo bond and raised IDR 5.4 trillion Indonesian offshore rupiah (USD 405 million equivalents) with a coupon of 7.7 percent. This is the largest

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Fingrid plc to celebrate its inaugural Green Bond listing

London Stock Exchange today welcomed Fingrid PLC to mark the listing of its inaugural Green Bond. This listing represents the first green bond issued by a Finnish corporate.

Fingrid is responsible for the electricity transmission in the high-voltage transmission system in Finland. Fingrid transmits in its own network approximately 78% of all electricity transmitted in Finland. Major

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Watch Jasa Marga launch first Komodo Bond in London

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, LSE Plc, welcomes Rini M. Soemarno, Ministry of State Owned Enterprises, Republic of Indonesia, Desi Arryani, CEO, Jasa Marga at the launch of the first ever Komodo Bond.

The landmark bond issuance from Jasa Marga, state-owned Indonesian toll road operator, was close to four times over subscribed. The listing paves the way, through London, for the opening of the

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NTPC lists 2nd 5 year Masala Bond

London Stock Exchange plc has welcomed the first bonds to list on its new International Securities Market (ISM), an additional market for the issuance and trading of UK and international primary debt targeted at institutional and professional investors.

India’s NTPC Bond is now available for trading on ISM, which went live on 8 May 2017 following the publication of its rulebook.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel

London Stock Exchange welcomes the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel to open trading in London today. Rony Hizkiyahu, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance along with Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade, His Excellency Mark Regev, Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Yali Rothenberg, Senior Deputy Accountant General

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London Stock Exchange welcomes TRADEcho

TRADEcho is the Pan-European MiFID II transparency service for financial firms, offered jointly by London Stock Exchange and Boat Services.

London Stock Exchange and Boat currently manage a substantial share of firms’ MiFID trade reporting. By combining their existing trade reporting services and utilising the respective strengths

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London Stock Exchange welcomes British Columbia

In September this year, London Stock Exchange welcomed another global first, as the Canadian Province of British Columbia becomes the first foreign government entity to issue a Masala bond, choosing London, the global home for Masala bonds, for its listing. Today we welcomed Michael de Jong, QC MLA, British Columbia Minister of Finance and House Leader along with Alok Sharma, MP, Minister for

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London Stock Exchange welcomes NTPC

London Stock Exchange today is proud to welcome NTPC the first ever Indian quasi-sovereign to issue a Masala bond. We are delighted that NTPC chose London, the global home for Masala bonds, for its landmark bond listing.

NTPC, India’s leading energy conglomerate, issued a green Masala bond raising INR 20 billion (c. $300 million) with 7.48 per cent annual yield, securing high quality

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the first Masala bond issued by an Indian Corporate, HFDC

Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (HDFC) has been the first corporate in India to issue Rupee Denominated Bonds (or Unsecured Synthetic INR Notes) overseas in July 2016.

The INR 30 billion issue bears a fixed semi-annual coupon of 7.875% per annum and has a tenor of 37 months. The bonds have been issued at a price of 99.24% of the par value and would be redeemed at par. The

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London Stock Exchange today welcomes ICD

London Stock Exchange today welcomes ICD, a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, to open trading on London’s markets and mark the listing of its MTN Programme and inaugural $300 million five year Sukuk on London Stock Exchange.

ICD will use the proceeds of the Sukuk to support investments in private sector projects in line with its mission to promote economic growth in its

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